Before, it was a childhood memory, on a class photo: straight and curved bangs à la Mireille Matthieu or the style of a hairpiece from the 70s. Today, it's a real plus, a style undeniable at the limit of the fashion accessory. Short, long, on the side, like a curtain, thick or airy, the bangs adapt to all styles, all trends, and all hairstyles. Sometimes 50's or more 80's, finally, it is everywhere and that is probably why the bangs are now a trend that does not weaken. Women like bangs so much that they come back in force every season!
It must be said that bangs have many advantages. Like makeup, it structures and enhances a slightly classic look. She can also modernize a hairstyle, structure a face, camouflage certain small flaws and is able to soften features as well as to emphasize the look. Finally, contrary to popular belief, this hairstyle is rather easy to adopt since it suits all faces when cut well. You just have to adapt it to your morphology, forehead, style, and hair material. For example, if you have very fine hair, it is better to skip the thick retro bangs and go for something lighter or more unstructured. With curls, or ultra-smooth lengths, a polar blonde color or a deep black, there is something for all human beings: in fact, there are as many versions of bangs as there are women to believe the thousands of photos on Pinterest! This is the perfect hairstyle to highlight the beauty of a face, the hair of all of the women looking for a style of their own.
Unlike straight, chunky bangs, these bangs are a clean, often tapered version made up of a rather thin section of hair. Like the “curtain” fringe, it is airy and easy to sweep. Thanks to its somewhat blurry appearance, it is a fringe that softens the facial features rather than marking them, rejuvenates and also brings a feeling of movement to the hairstyle. On the length side, it usually goes down to the level of the eyebrows, but it can also be tapered and have locks of different lengths to create this movement of lightness. The light bangs can be worn on long hair as well as a short haircut and adapts to any shape of face and forehead. It is a natural accessory to adopt absolutely for a hairstyle of any beauty.
From Karlie Kloss and Heidi Klum to Emma Watson, Jeanne Damas, Hailey Baldwin Bieber and Kristen Bell, these celebrities regularly go from hairstyle without bangs to thin bangs. What do these addict bangs have in common? Rather thin hair. However, Selena Gomez, Monica Bellucci and Jenifer are also fans of light bangs, and for good reason: it is particularly suitable for dark hair. Indeed, black and brown sometimes harden features. And these three brunettes have understood everything! On the French side, we have already seen celebrities like Iris Mittenaere try their hand at hairline bangs, which are placed using a clip on the top of the head like a wig or extensions, for an evening.
While the bangs can change shape to suit many styles and cuts, the lightweight version is a real chameleon on its own as it works with all face shapes and hairstyles. It is ideal for small faces and perfectly dresses small foreheads because it does not have a "squeezing" effect like thick, straight bangs. Thanks to her, round faces are more structured and square faces are softened. Even the big fronts are good candidates. Finally, thin bangs are particularly popular with fine hair because they do not require large strands, and therefore start too high on the top of the head. If you have oily skin or your T-zone is producing excess sebum, these wispy bangs are better than thick bangs because they don't choke the skin.
To each woman, her bangs
The only downside: very curly hair will have a harder time getting bangs of this type. But don't worry, there are a whole bunch of other styles of bangs that work well with beautiful curls or frizzy hair.
All cuts are permitted. From very long to very short including the square. Combos that make an impact? The fine fringe with a wavy square or to accompany a wedding bun and give it a bohemian effect.
Another big advantage of this hair trend: the light bangs are very easy to style. Our advice? Leave it natural in order to keep its much appreciated aerial side intact. You can optionally spray a little hairspray from a distance for a better hold. Be careful not to abuse the products, it will lose all its lightness.
This is the guarantee of shapely bangs and a flawless look: always seek the advice of a hairstylist before taking action. Never act alone with your pair of office scissors and even more so if it's your first time. Refresh it, possibly but not create it! If you have a badly placed ear, the job immediately becomes more complicated and the result will not be guaranteed. So for peace of mind and a successful fringe, consider making an appointment. If you are not totally convinced and want to give it a try, it is quite possible to apply bangs with a clip, in a false way like our former Miss France Iris Mittenaere.
And why not follow the advice in this article and take inspiration from the bangs unearthed for you on Instagram and Pinterest to guide your hairdresser in your wishes for bangs and style?
Knowing that hair grows about an inch per month, any bang style requires maintenance. So this is also the case with this light fringe. Once the bangs are cut by your favorite hairstylist, you can try maintaining them yourself at home. However, we strongly advise you to keep this option in case of extreme emergency. No more joking, it is always preferable to spend a few minutes at your hairdresser, even for a simple bangs maintenance. Especially since many hairdressers offer this refreshment as a "free after-sales service". If you really are dealing with an emergency (a very random example: all hairdressers are closed and confined due to a pandemic, for example!), Be sure to cut on clean, dry hair to have the correct length. . Smooth it out with a comb and hold the section between your index and middle fingers. Never cut too close to your forehead or eyes to avoid accidents. Use fine-tipped scissors, if possible, specific and not paper scissors. Then cut vertically and not horizontally to keep the side tapered and not to shorten too much. And if, on the contrary, you no longer want that fringe and wanted to change your style, simply maintain it with a few bars while it grows back.
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